VMware CEO: Broadcom Is ‘Super Excited’ About Our Partners
Wade Tyler Millward
‘Obviously, the channel is a huge, huge part of what we do. And [Broadcom is] super excited about using that channel in the ways that we are doing today and growing from there, says VMware CEO Raghu Raghuram.
Update On Broadcom Acquisition
Things are on track there. We are going through all the regulatory approvals on the one hand.
On the other hand, we are working with the Broadcom team and helping them understand the depth and breadth of our business and product portfolio and they are super excited. … and so everything is on track.
And in the meantime, as we are required to, we are operating as a completely independent, stand-alone company with our own execution track and strategy and everything going on.
Broadcom expects the acquisition to close in their fiscal [year] ’23, which is November of this year to October of the following year. So we have plenty of time before the acquisition closes.
And so we‘ve got a lot of work to do every day taking care of our customers, building and shipping great products.
Broadcom Acquisition Effect On Partners
The appropriate timing is to talk about it after the close of acquisition, not at this time. What I will say is Broadcom is spending this time understanding every aspect of the business.
Obviously, the channel is a huge, huge part of what we do. And they are super excited about using that channel in the ways that we are doing today and growing from there.
So that’s where we are with respect to what we’re calling the discovery portion of the integration planning where they start to understand our business.